BBC NEWS | Health | Optimism ‘no bearing on cancer’

BBC NEWS | Health | Optimism ‘no bearing on cancer’

The power of the mind has been overestimated when it comes to fighting cancer, US scientists say.They said they found that a patient’s positive or negative emotional state had no direct bearing on cancer survival or disease progression.



  1. Optimists tend to be easier on the people around them.

    Whoever decided to spread the news in this article must be a pessimist.

  2. Guilty!

  3. I’ve seen studies that show just the opposite. So…if studies cancel each other out, what now?

  4. Answer: “You’re doing the right thing.”
    Reply: “What right thing?”
    Answer: “Whatever you’re doing, it’s the right thing.”